The Forestry Commission

The implementation of Esri’s ArcGIS platform has enabled The Forestry Commission to make cost savings in excess of £1 million a year from more efficient map production. Use of this enterprise-wide GIS also enables managers to make better informed decisions and publish visitor information for the general public more easily.

Read the case study for information on how:

  • Employees can produce forestry maps from scratch 50% more quickly and update them 90% faster than before.
  • 61% of managers say that GIS has had a positive impact on the quality of their management decisions.
  • GIS provides improved mechanisms for sharing information with the general public, partners and regulators.


"We are maximising the value of all Forestry Commission employees past and present to deliver the best possible service to citizens."

Ben Ditchburn, Head of Forestry Information Services

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